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Post-show video and photos: Wrestling with absurdism, anthropomorphism & coercive control in Mites

By |2020-01-25T15:35:27+00:0016 October 2019|

A philosophising cat, a famished dog and a family of mites all make appearances - and strong impressions - in Mites, a new play by young British playwright James Mannion, written in the best traditions of the Theatre of the Absurd.

Danelaw Q&A video and photos: How do you find sympathy for white supremacists?

By |2020-01-25T15:56:37+00:0022 September 2019|

Can you be a racist if you don't think you are? Is there a difference between racism and 'racist attitudes'? How do you find sympathy for white supremacists? By finding sympathy are we making excuses?

Q&A video and photos: How is Donald Trump responsible for Other People’s Money?

By |2020-01-25T23:19:34+00:0022 April 2019|

I've spent quite a lot of my Easter weekend thinking about Donald Trump. As a thankful respite from trying to read the 448 pages of the Mueller Report, it was for positive reasons on Good Friday night at Southwark Playhouse.

Q&A photos and video: Talking chemsex, HIV positivity & intimacy at Undetectable

By |2020-01-25T23:41:16+00:0021 March 2019|

Why is intimacy so hard? In the bedroom, when can drugs be a help and when a hindrance? How much should we reveal to a new partner? What new demons do today's young gay men carry with them into relationships?

Call Me Vicky Q&A video and photos: How difficult was it to transition in the 1980s?

By |2020-01-25T23:58:47+00:0026 February 2019|

It was a great big family affair for my post-show Q&A at Call Me Vicky at the Pleasance Theatre this weekend. The new one-act comedy-drama marks the playwriting debut for sisters Stacey and Nicola Bland, who also perform in the cast, and their mum, dad and nan were in proud attendance.

My Dad’s Gap Year Q&A video and photos: Launching Tom Wright and Rikki Beadle-Blair’s unstoppable collaboration

By |2020-01-26T00:25:33+00:008 February 2019|

The Park Theatre was absolutely buzzing last night with two sell-out shows, including in Park 90, Tom Wright's debut play My Dad's Gap Year, which has nearly sold out the rest of its run too. What's the secret alchemy between Wright and his director Rikki Beadle-Blair?

Mrs Orwell Q&A podcast and photos: What might George Orwell have written after 1984?

By |2020-03-27T15:54:48+00:0014 September 2017|

Sales of George Orwell's 1984 surged by a staggering 9,500% after the election of Donald Trump to become Amazon's biggest seller. Orwell himself died, at the age of 46, in January 1950, just seven months after 1984 was published. What might he have written if he’d lived longer?

Q&A photos and podcast: Swinging Sixties-style with new musical Pete ‘n’ Keely

By |2020-03-27T18:23:05+00:007 May 2017|

A string of hits, a cast of two, ‘Forever Plaid’ meets ‘I Do, I Do’. James Hindman's 2000 Off-Broadway musical two-hander Pete ‘n’ Keely gets its European premiere at Tristan Bates Theatre. The production, directed by Matthew Gould, stars David Bardsley and Katie Kerr as the titular stars in a primetime TV bust-up.
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